My doctor gave me 10 mg Percocet, it's VERY strong. Can I cut the pill in half?

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8 Jan 2010

Yes you can. This is a quick acting pill so there is no problem with cutting it in half or even quarters... Dave

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8 Jan 2010

Absolutely but let your doctor know. if you cut them in half you will have twice the medication and I do not know if makes you return monthly but if you are taking them they way he prescribed which by the way is unusual I have seen it started at 5mg taking 1 or 2 as needed. Anyway percocte requires a written script so either way he will wonder why you have waited so long to call for a refill if you tell him everyone is on the same page. Hope this helps

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